Your new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has spun himself a $65 million opening weekend and $140 million in his first six days at U.S. theaters, The Associated Press reports.

The movie started off as a smaller domestic moneymaker than the previous three Spidey films, but it laid to rest objections that it was too soon to relaunch the superhero franchise.

The new story for the Marvel Comics web-slinger comes just five years after "Spider-Man 3," Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi's final movie in a series that shattered box-office records.

"This was never modeled or was never meant to be 'Spider-Man 4.' This was always a relaunch with a new cast and different stories to tell, and quite frankly, it succeeded beyond our imaginations," said Rory Bruer, Sony's head of distribution.

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